The Sunday porch: dance floor

notes of an old music pace the air. . .*

Woman and children dancing, 1935, Lomax Collection via Library of Congress
“Women and children on a porch,” in Georgia, Florida, or the Bahamas, 1935, from the Lomax Collection in the Library of Congress.

Woman and children dancing, 1935, Lomax Collection via Library of Congress

The snapshot photographs of the Collection document the expeditions by John Avery Lomax, Ruby Terrill Lomax, and Alan Lomax —  in the 1930s and 40s — to record and preserve the folk music and folklore of the southern United States and the Bahamas for the Library of Congress.


*From “A Poem Beginning with a Line by Pindar” by Robert Duncan.

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